Government officials from Uganda and Ethiopia have discussed a variety of issues, including regional security, increased cooperation, and ways to further deepen the beneficial connection and partnership between the two sister countries.
This discussion took place at the ministry’s headquarters in Mbuya during a meeting between the minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, and the Ethiopian Ambassador to Uganda, Alemtsehay Meseret.
Meseret and her delegation were informed by Ssempijja that Uganda and Ethiopia have a long history of friendly relations, which the Ugandan government is dedicated to maintaining.
Both parties agreed to continue to deepen their fraternal and productive Uganda-Ethiopia ties.
“As Pan-Africanists, we have been very proud of Ethiopia and the developmental direction it has been taking. We share a common vision concerning regional security and economic development of the African people. This relationship and partnership should continue,” said Ssempijja.
On her part, Meseret applauded UPDF’s efforts in pacifying Somalia where the two countries are working together under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and further assured the Minister that Ethiopia will continue working with Uganda.
“We do not share borders but we have a lot that holds us together and we shall continue working together,” Meseret said.